10 October

Arizona Breeze image

London Bridge Moved to Arizona Today

So we are drinking a...

Arizona Breeze

View Recipe

In 1971 today, the town of Lake Havasu City in Arizona debuted a new bridge – London Bridge.


When it had become too weak to carry the volume of London traffic required, Arizonan entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch had bought the bridge, for almost two and a half million dollars. He then had shipped the individually numbered stones from the dismantled bridge all the way out to Arizona and had rebuilt London Bridge over a local canal, a project which had taken four years to complete. Visitors can now enjoy a 90-minute tour of the bridge, taking in strafing scars from World War II, and it is second only to the Grand Canyon as a tourist attraction in Arizona.

Today we are toasting the state that now hosts a British bridge, with an Arizona Breeze.

×
  • Welcome to
  • Receive updates packed
    with drinks, bars and
    cocktails content
  • Please confirm you are over 21 years old and enter your email
  • No thanks, continue to diffordsguide.com
CSS revision 1474019063